Looks like Google is determined to make everything hands-free. The search giant’s Google Assistant is already in a myriad of gadgets and it is now coming to soundbar too, starting with a collaboration with premium audio maker, JBL. Called JBL LINK BAR powered by Android TV, it is a new gadget that will turn your TV into an Android TV, essentially doing what Roku did to TV. Continue reading JBL LINK BAR With Android TV Wants To Do What Roku Did To TV
It seems like even makers of high performance audio like Polk Audio cannot resist the draw of Alexa and hence, the existence of the Command Bar, an Alexa-enabled sound bar, or as Polk Audio described it, “the home theater sound bar system with Amazon Alexa Built-in.” First unveiled at the CES 2018 earlier this year, this Polk Audio voice-controlled sound bar, which is also the first sound bar to sport Alexa voice assistant, is now available for pre-order for a surprisingly modest, not-so-bank-breaking sticker of $300 (or $299.95, to be precise). Continue reading Polk Audio’s Amazon Alexa-enabled Sound Bar Opens For Pre-order
We must be living under the rock when our minds were blown by Sennheiser’s 14-speaker sound bar. Clearly, we have not hear about Creative’s monstrous offering. Now, the Singapore-based, publicly-traded tech firm is not quite known for audiophile-grade equipment – much less audiophile-grade sound bar, but that does not stop the granddaddy of PC sound card from taking on the less traveled road. Before you can audition, or read about the features the company’s X-Fi Sonic Carrier Dolby Atmos Sound Bar has to offer, it already have one thing that will blow your mind and that’s the price tag. The Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier commands unworldly sum of $5,799. Continue reading Meet Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier, A Sound Bar With A Whopping 17 Drivers
Party animals, specifically those who love to make a disco out of their home or just about anywhere, you will be glad that Sony has just the right equipment for you. No, it is not a DJ console (but it can do that too). It is what Sony called “high-power home audio systems.” Altogether, there are three models: two “all-in-one box” varieties, MHC-V71D and MHC-V41D, and a “3-box” model MHC-M20D. The objective is clear with these new systems: to produce loud, powerful sounds that fill every corner of the room and hence, the upright boombox design that, with the help of Spread Sound Generator technology, will produce 360-degree LIVE sound and 360-degree psychedelic party lights to boot. Now, that’s a party. Who cares if there’s a party globe or not. Continue reading This Year, Sony Wants You To Party With An Upright BoomBox
Razer has quite a bit to show at this year’s CES. In addition to the bold ambition of fusing Razer Phone to a laptop in Project Linda, it has also introduced an all-new desktop speaker for desktop computers, the world’s first battery-less wireless gaming mouse with charging mouse pad, and Chroma-enabled home through Philips Lighting. Continue reading Razer Nommo Speakers, World’s First Battery-free Wireless Mouse And More
It is clear by now that the market for sound bar is a force businesses can’t ignore. With the shrinking house size and the appreciation for minimal clutter by consumers, sound bar is the one audio equipment that has been exerting quite a significant draw in recent years. And you know it is indeed a force businesses can’t ignore when Sennheiser, a company that, up till today, has yet to make any consumer speaker, began experimenting in making one. That’s right. The Germany audio electronic maker is going to have a sound bar, the company’s first and it has taken its new toy to CES to wow the crowd. And wow it certainly is, albeit the prototype it brought along is not quite finish. Continue reading Sennheiser Is Going To Make A Monster Sound Bar With 13 Drivers
With the advancement in sound bar, there is really no reason to clutter your home with multiple speakers, and if you concur with our views, you may want to know the still-striving Japanese electronic giant, Sony, has served up two handsome examples at this year’s CES. The first being the world’s Dolby Atmos sound bar, HT-ZF9, and the second is the super compact HT-SF200. Lets start with the small one first, shall we? So here goes… Continue reading Sony Unveiled World’s First Dolby Atmos Soundbar Along With A Super Compact Soundbar
Before lossless audio files and before MP3, MIDI was the king of digital music. Now, I am sure you knew that, but do you know Japanese maker of electronic musical instrument, Roland, had a MIDI music player during MIDI’s heyday? Well, if that’s not surprising enough, I am sure your mind will be blown if I tell you that this particular music player, designated MT 80s, media storage of choice was 3.5” floppy disks? Yes. Floppy disk! Imagine that. Continue reading Do You Know Roland Had A BoomBox That Plays MIDI Music From 3.5” Floppy?
Room One Surface Wall-mounted Wireless Speaker is made of wood. You may ask, “whats the big deal?” It is true that nearly all good speakers are made of wood, but can you say your speaker has no grille or any visible cones that are generally the instrument of sound reproduction? I am sure you can’t, but that is really what the Room One Surface has and does not have. And, btw, the piece of curved wood you see there? It is not just any piece of wood; it is a piece of engineered wood responsible for transmitting sound with best sound dispersion possible. Continue reading This Piece Of Wood, Called Surface, Is Actually A Bluetooth Speaker
We all know Logitech makes speakers, but to be honest, I never thought it will look anything but stylish. At least, it is not until I saw the company’s newest addition to its Bluetooth speakers line, the Logitech MX Sound. Touted as the premium Bluetooth speakers, it does indeed look the part of premium and that’s not all, it is the one speaker that is designed from the ground up to delivery both the look and audio prowess. Understanding the need to connect several sources to one set of speaker system, Logitech has engineered MX Sound to do exactly that. Continue reading Seriously, We Never Thought Logitech Speakers Could Look This Good!